|All Artists: Poco|
Members Wishing: 5
Total Copies: 0
Label: Wounded Bird Records
Release Date: 4/22/2003
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Styles: Soft Rock, Country Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Genres: Country, Pop, Rock
Reissue of 1974 album from Wounded Bird for the country rock act. This album marks the emergence of Rusty Young as a composer of merit. Side one rocks out hard and fresh while the second side deals with lost love and b... more »
Reissue of 1974 album from Wounded Bird for the country rock act. This album marks the emergence of Rusty Young as a composer of merit. Side one rocks out hard and fresh while the second side deals with lost love and broken-hearted romance. Much of the magic of their earlier albums has been recaptured. 9 tracks. 2003.
Life after Richie Furay
Garry Daniel | Knoxville, TN United States | 03/20/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I really don't know what Richie Furay was looking for when he left Poco.
Perhaps it was the commercial success that had eluded him with the band. Perhaps he wanted critical acclaim. Well, he had some of that with Poco, but maybe he wanted to be on the A list of musicians. If it can be said
that he was burned out then how do you explain Rusty Young's desire to continue ? After all, Rusty had been with Poco as long as Richie and was probably experiencing some of the same feelings of frustration, especially after the relative failure of the Good Feelin' To Know album.
And then there's Paul Cotton, who had been a working musician as long as Richie. Timothy B. Schmit had been with Poco since their 2nd. album, and was probably puzzled by the band's failure to get a big hit or a gold album. Concert attendance was always good, but that big hit was just out of reach. Then you have to consider George Grantham, the drummer who also sang and added so much to the Poco sound. Anyway, Furay quit and left Poco to the other four, and it can truely be said they carried on in an outstanding fashion. If anything, they got even tighter without him.
If you look at Poco's history, you'll see that they had thier greatest commercial sucess without Furay, Grantham, or Schmit with 1978's Legend album and the hit singles that album contained. But, getting back to Cantamos. It's an excellent album, with or without Richie Furay. The songs are overall consistantly good. The album is more satifying than Poco 7, the first album without Furay. Cantamos is where the four man Poco really began to shine. I suppose you can think of 7 as the foundation for this album. Anyhow, get Cantamos, give it a good listen, and watch the image of Richie Furay fade out of your mind. Richie was off trying to be a STAR when this album was released and was getting lost along the way. Poco stuck together and produced some really good albums
and Cantamos is one of the best."